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How To Perform A Clean Vista Install Using A Vista Upgrade Product Key


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#31 groovicus

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:36 PM

This is sort of funny, because I just upgraded my development system from XP Pro to Vista, and it said that I needed to do a clean install, which it did. I didn't have to do anything special at all.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:03 AM

well, i upgraded from XP to VIsta the propper way but Vista didn't install properly and with XP fies clogging up Vista programs would open and would get in title bar (Not Responding) so i just inserted Vista Home Premium Upgrade CD and selected CUSTOM INSTALL and installed a new version leaving the product key blank, then once done you have 30 days to acticate now without have to click on upgrade as people sugest, i just went to control panel where your index score is and down the bottom theres a link "Change Product Key" click it and enter your product key, clikc activate. Now i can't confirm if this will activated directly from the internet but it works via the phone. Saves trouble of using the upgrade.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:44 PM

I just did a an install with Vista 64 bit Ultimate Upgrade. I didn't do anything special except that I didn't enter a product key during the initial set-up...I waited until after the 30 day trial version was running and then put the product key in. It worked just fine and windows is activated.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:30 PM

I just did a an install with Vista 64 bit Ultimate Upgrade. I didn't do anything special except that I didn't enter a product key during the initial set-up...I waited until after the 30 day trial version was running and then put the product key in. It worked just fine and windows is activated.



did you phone activate or internet activate?

i used phone method because mine had already been activated by internet because i wanted to reinstall vista via clean install to rid of XP components making Vista stupid and non responsive (works nice now).

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:13 PM

I just did a an install with Vista 64 bit Ultimate Upgrade. I didn't do anything special except that I didn't enter a product key during the initial set-up...I waited until after the 30 day trial version was running and then put the product key in. It worked just fine and windows is activated.



did you phone activate or internet activate?

i used phone method because mine had already been activated by internet because i wanted to reinstall vista via clean install to rid of XP components making Vista stupid and non responsive (works nice now).


I did the phone activation because my computer wasn't hooked up to internet yet.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:24 PM

I just installed the upgrade as explained this weekend and it installed and is running so far no problems

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:51 AM

Hello Everyone!

I Don't Know If This Helps Any, But I Stumbled Upon Another Way To Do A Clean Install.
I Was Re-installing Vista On My PC, And It Just So Happened That I Did Not Have Enough HDD Space.
It Would Not Let Me Upgrade Because It Would Not Fit. Clean Install, No Problems!
Another Note To Add... I Didn't Have Enough Room On My OS's HDD, But... I Had Just Installed A New
500GB HDD! It Alowed Me To Install A Clean Version Of Vista On The Clean 500GB HDD Using Windows
Anytime Upgrade CD.

P.S. If You Don't Feel Like Filling Your HDD Up To Do This, You Can Shrink You Current Drives Space To
Make Room For A New Partition, I Had Enough Space On A Second Partition, But The Upgrade
Only Looked At The OS's Partition.

P.S.S. It Was Easy With Vista To Shrink The Primary Partition
(Windows Key+R To Run > DiscMgmt.msc > Click Run, Right-Click On Your OS's Partition > Click Shrink)
I'm Not Sure For XP, May Have To Do It From Boot.

P.S.S.S. Lol, I Like P.S.'s... To "Un-Shrink" Your Partition, Just Follow The Same Steps In P.S.S. And Choose
"Expand" Instead.


Hope This Makes Things Easier,

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:07 PM

Hi to all and thank you for this forum.

Sorry for my lack of understanding (or intelligence) but I am not sure if I understand this correctly. I have a laptop that came with premium and I can get ultimate by doing this with the "recovery dvd" that came with or the "anytime upgrade dvd" that came with the computer? Thanks to all.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:37 PM

Well, I have a Windows Anytime Upgrade disk and this does not work. :huh:

I have an Acer 5315 laptop and want to dual boot with XP and Vista.

I was able to do a clean install of the trial version of Ultimate onto a new hard drive. But when I went to insert my Product Key, on the repeat install, it said I could not perform this type of install from the version I had.

So, I tried to create an image of the original install (which was an upgrade from Vista Home Basic first to Home Premium and then to Ultimate) from the original hard drive but that failed as well. (I tried using Ghost 11.0). :huh:

So, anyone have these kinds of problems and would anyone have a way to resolve this, without buying any more copies of Vista? :huh:


Thanks all. :huh:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, be sure you really want Vista, as its not as simple just to go back to XP.

JUST A NOTE FOR THIS TO WORK:
You need a Pre- SP1 Vista Upgrade CD/DVD for this to work. And if you install it don't have your PC connected to the internet otherwise it installs the updates that will not allow you to do it.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:36 AM

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:34 AM

thx for this info as it is really appreciated.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:44 PM

I don think Microsoft will ever come across and get off the bugs, Windows Xp has bugs in it as so does Vista, there is this bug in Microsoft Word 2003, which appers in Microsoft Word 2007. The commmand is =rand (200,99) The bug givs some error codes which are diffrent in vista and xp. When Microsoft is aware about it, y don they make a hotfix for the same

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:24 PM

So far, my XP and Linux are running just fine.


More and more, my Linux box is doing everything I need as well.

Cheers

what if your laptop didnt come with a disc? you just press f9 or whatever at boot up?
jules2u

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:00 AM

So far, my XP and Linux are running just fine.


More and more, my Linux box is doing everything I need as well.

Cheers

what if your laptop didnt come with a disc? you just press f9 or whatever at boot up?
jules2u


pressing that key will show up the drives boot list




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